Tag: Cherokee

Cherokee Nation Uses Covid Vaccine to Preserve Language

As the United States has begun distributing the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines against Covid-19, communities across the country have grappled with fairly and effectively administering the vaccine to vulnerable sectors of the population. For the Cherokee Nation in eastern Oklahoma, the Covid-19 vaccines aren’t merely a means of beating the virus. As the community works out the intricacies of vaccine...

New Bipartisan Native American Language Bill

The short documentary "Durbin Feeling: Language Is Everything" honors the Cherokee linguist after whom the legislation is named.
On October 30, U.S. Senators Tom Udall (D-N.M.), vice chairman of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, and Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) commemorated the 30th anniversary of the Native American Languages Act (NALA) with the announcement of new bipartisan legislation, the Durbin Feeling Native American Languages Act of 2020, to ensure the federal government is living up to policies and principles set out in NALA...

Texting in Cherokee

Cherokee language supporters collaborated with Google two years ago to launch a Cherokee language interface and Cherokee language version of Google's email service. Whether it’s Cherokee YouTube videos or Skyping with native Cherokee speakers, getting the language into new popular mediums has been a large part of the movement to revitalize the language. Currently, Cherokee immersion programs are aiming to cultivate the...

Preserving Cherokee in the U.S.

The near demise of the Cherokee language came largely thanks to the U.S. government. Most Cherokee were forced to make a brutal march from the Southeast to Oklahoma in the 1830s, but a few stayed behind, keeping a desperate grip on their way of life. In the late 1800s, officials set up boarding schools to eradicate the American Indian...
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